14 Feb 2016

Inspired By #46: Casablanca

Casablanca starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart, Inspired By vickiarcher.com



“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.”

Ilsa: But what about us?

Rick: We’ll always have Paris. We didn’t have, we, we lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night.

“Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.”

Rick: Last night we said a great many things. You said I was to do the thinking for both of us. Well, I’ve done a lot of it since then, and it all adds up to one thing: you’re getting on that plane with Victor where you belong.

Ilsa: But, Richard, no, I… I…

Rick: Now, you’ve got to listen to me! You have any idea what you’d have to look forward to if you stayed here? Nine chances out of ten, we’d both wind up in a concentration camp. Isn’t that true, Louie?

Captain Renault: I’m afraid Major Strasser would insist.

Ilsa: You’re saying this only to make me go.

Rick: I’m saying it because it’s true. Inside of us, we both know you belong with Victor. You’re part of his work, the thing that keeps him going. If that plane leaves the ground and you’re not with him, you’ll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.

Ilsa: But what about us?

Rick: We’ll always have Paris. We didn’t have, we, we lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night.

Ilsa: When I said I would never leave you.

Rick: And you never will. But I’ve got a job to do, too. Where I’m going, you can’t follow. What I’ve got to do, you can’t be any part of. Ilsa, I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that.

[Ilsa lowers her head and begins to cry]

Rick: Now, now…

[Rick gently places his hand under her chin and raises it so their eyes meet]

Rick: Here’s looking at you kid.

Here’s looking to true romance. xv

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Anita Rivera

Ahhhh…….romance. It comes in all forms. This was the type of romance of my youth. Now, it has a different look, different promises, different focus. But love is that way; it never changes yet it looks different at every strike. Here’s to true love.


Well said, Anita…
How different it looks these days.. but call me too old fashioned… this kind of romance still works for me… :)


Brilliant dialogue! I also love some of the last lines that have been absorbed into the language, like: “Round up the usual suspects” and “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship”. Have watched this movie so many times over the years, but it never gets stale. Have always loved it. Best wishes, Pamela


I thought I would re-watch this evening… and yes to those other famous quotes… how they have become part of our dialogue…
I woke up this morning and thought… mmm… “true romance”… Casablanca will work for that!

Esther George

Stunning People, beautiful words. Thank you for sharing beauty. Have a beautiful Valentines Day. Till next time, regards Esther from Sydney.

lisa thomson

One of my favorites, Vicki! I watch it every New Year’s Eve. Not sure why that night but it’s become a tradition. Great lines! Happy Valentine’s Day!


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